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Kriss Kringle

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A sort of St. Nicholas (q.v.). On Christmas Eve Kriss Kringle, arrayed in a fur cap and strange apparel, goes to the bedroom of all good children, where he finds a stocking or sock hung up in expectation of his visit, in which depository he leaves a present for the young wearer. The word means Christ-child, and the eve is called “Kriss-Kringle Eve.” (See Santa Claus.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Koumiss or Kumiss
Kraal
Kraken
Kratim
Kremlin (The)
Krems White
Kreuzer (pron. kroit-zer)
Kriemhild
Krishna (the black one)
Kriss Kringle
Krita
Krupp Gun
Krupp Steel
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Kudos
Kufic
Kufic Coins
Kumara [youthful]
Kurd
Kursaal